Methodology

During the second quarter of 2018, DLA Piper distributed individual surveys to corporate in-house counsel, compliance officers and members of boards of directors at companies large and small, public and private, to better understand how they function, what risks they face and how they are positioning themselves and their organizations to succeed in an era of heightened focus on corporate conduct. The results were tabulated, analyzed and released in fall 2018.

Respondents identified themselves as chief compliance officers, compliance professionals, general counsel or chief legal officers, deputy or assistant general counsel, in-house counsel, and directors. In total, 65 individuals completed the survey, and subsequent qualitative interviews were conducted to add commentary and insights to the analysis of the results. We thank all of the participants for their responses.

Forty-six percent of respondents’ revenue comes from North America, followed by 22 percent from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 21 percent from Asia-Pacific and 7 percent from Latin America. Half of the respondents were from publicly traded companies.

Percentages in certain questions exceed 100 percent because respondents were asked to check all that apply. Due to rounding, all percentages used in all questions may not add up to 100 percent.

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